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MLA: Website Examples

Learn how to create a paper and source citations in MLA style.

Basic Website

Check out the "How to Build a Citation" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Eaves, Morris, et al., editors.
  2. Title of source.      The William Blake Archive.
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,  Library of Congress,
  8. Publication date,     2016,
  9. Location.     www.blakearchive.org/blake/.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Eaves et al.)
 
Works Cited:

Eaves, Morris, et al., editors. The William Blake Archive. Library of Congress, 2016, www.blakearchive.org/blake/.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Document from a Website

Check out the "How to Build a Citation" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Quade, Alex.
  2. Title of source.      "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines."
  3. Title of container,     CNN.com,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     19 Mar. 2007,
  9. Location.     www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Quade)
 
Works Cited:

Quade, Alex. "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines." CNN.com, 19 Mar. 2007, www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

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